My Galaxy 3 dartboard gets more play time than anything in my collection when we have people over. With the interactive video and light show, everyone plays it and gets hooked. It’s easy enough for everyone, you are not constantly playing, and it is social. When it is just us though, the pinball machines by far get the most use.
Quoted from jorge5240:
We have a lot of parties so I figured I give a list of what gets played by different demographics and most in general.
1 Pac-Man battle royale. This was a great buy. Kids love it, not intimidating, great drinking game. If you have the room it is a great purchase.
2 terminator salvation kids love it easy to play. Is repetitive but for parties a big hit.
3 moto GP my kids love it. It is probably second favorite to Pac-Man right now. Adult males seem to love it. Want a second one to race.
4 skeeball easy and can play a quick game. Gets lots of play.
5 claw machine- my dad laughed at me when I bought this but a huge hit. We let the kids win as many prizes as possible and then let them each take one home.
6 slot machines- older people love the slots. Like crack to them. My wife is a pretty big fan as well.
7. Poker table- used to get hundreds of hours of play. Sadly had kids and my games have dried up. Miss this one
Things that I thought get more play-
Mario carts. They do alright but kids sometimes can’t reach the pedals.
Bubble hockey just got it but takes some skill and intimidating to some.
Big buck hunter- great game. I love it but just not easy to walk up and play. Doesn’t get the play I thought it would. Have zombies which you think would be a big hit.
Finally and unfortunately pinball. If I don’t have a group of middle aged dudes over the odds out I will have a bunch four player games started that are never finished. I love pins and they are for me. But for our parties not the biggest hits.
On the list once I get more spaces-
DDR- wife wants one bad
Jurassic Park arcade- whole family wants one
Battle pod. This is mad dad’s baby. I know it is linear but this is what the man wants.
Dart machine- I want one because I like drinking games but my wife is scared the kids will kill themselves
Whac a mole- this for the kids. Think they would love it.